Why a Temp Agency Might Be the Answer

Career Alley

As debates wage over the minimum wage in our country, people are still taking low paying jobs in order to try and make ends meet. All temp agencies are willing to take on new workers because the turnover in this industry is high. This is due to many temporary workers finding full time employment on their own or eventually becoming a full time employee of a company the temp agency placed them with. Many temp agencies have contracts with companies in their area.

?? 15 Savvy Reasons To Temp Between Jobs

JobMob

My temping work story. As I had just received my Bachelor's of Science in computer science, this temp job seemingly had nothing to do with my tech career plans. Why is temping often a good job search idea? Some benefits of temping that I should have considered… 1) Improved odds. Whether at temporary job placement agencies or at the hiring companies, temp jobs are a good way to meet new people, grow your job search network and build up references.

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updates: the incompetent temp, the person who lacked ambition, and more

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I was anticipating having to take a salary cut due to teaching wages in my home country being lower than where I currently work but I actually got a small increase compared to what I’m earning now – and with shorter working hours! It’s a special “where are you now?”

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Tips for Making a Temp Agency Your Best Job Search Method | Career.

Career Rocketeer

Do Temp Agencies specialize in certain types of positions or openings? In a more rural setting or smaller city, a temp agency will most likely have positions that are more general in nature, covering a wide array of needs for the community. What is the best approach to take if a job seeker wants temp work? Just as different companies have cultures or personalities, so do temp agencies. What are the opportunities by taking a Temp Job?

the office temp is making more than me, I made a mess of asking for a raise, and more

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The office temp is making more than me. The pay is not that great (a few dollars over minimum wage) but I don’t have issue with it because I know I don’t have much work experience and my boss has been great at training me in everything I need to learn for my job. We recently hired a temp two months ago, who I supervise, to help with the sorting of some documents. I open and sort the mail at my job and today I happen to see the bill from the temps staffing agency.

Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work | Resumebear Online.

Resume Bear

But I can remember that my secretary worked a couple of hours at night as a temp doing word processing (before widespread use of PCs, when that was still a skill that commanded a premium) making $20 an hour, a lot more than we were paying her. That was an incredible wage for a 20-something-student 30 years ago. Businesses are using more and more temps to save money on benefits and insurance. I’ve had one or two temp jobs from hell, but all the rest were great.

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Salary Growth and Underemployment

Professional Resume Services

You may also find yourself in a perpetually temporary position, one with low wages and no benefits. If you have to take the temp position, go ahead and do it. The news is still full of stories about the large numbers of unemployed people in this country. However, the untold story is about people who face chronic underemployment. Not only are their skills sets not utilized fully, their salaries and salary growth suffers as well.

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Five Myths and Realities Behind Temporary Work

Resume Bear

But I can remember that my secretary worked a couple of hours at night as a temp doing word processing (before widespread use of PCs, when that was still a skill that commanded a premium) making $20 an hour, a lot more than we were paying her. That was an incredible wage for a 20-something-student 30 years ago. Businesses are using more and more temps to save money on benefits and insurance. I’ve had one or two temp jobs from hell, but all the rest were great.

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14 Job Search Resources for 2015

Career Alley

Three steps – select your category (industry), job type (temp, perm, etc.) Click on any job description to see a detailed job description followed by training & education requirements, salary & wages and certifications (plus more). There are four basic categories of job search resources – Recruiters, Job Search Sites, Social Networks and Company Career Sites.

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WITNESS THE 2017 SOUTH SNOWPOCOLYPSE: How Hard Is It To Be a Manager of People at McDonalds? Hard.

The HR Capitalist

While temps where in the 50s. I know some emails back to me will say, "but Kris, those jobs use people for low wages and they're disposable jobs, etc.". Peeps - I'm rerunning this as I told my 2014 Atlanta Snowpocalypse multiple times over the past couple of days as reported snow and ice is bearing down on the South, where of course, schools made the call to close 48 hours in advance. Dateline: Atlanta, January 2014. How hard is it to be a manager of people at McDonalds?

2017 76

I don’t want to hear about my coworkers’ pricey lifestyles

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A reader writes: I moved to the west coast a year ago for family reasons, and looked for six months for a job before finally landing a temp job at an internet behemoth known for its ridiculous salaries and generous benefits. It was a three-month, temp-to-hire contract. The savings I brought with me were almost exhausted, so I took it even though the hourly rate is barely more than the minimum wage in this expensive city.

2020 30

June Jobs Report: 287,000 New Jobs, But Unemployment Up

Workology

The US economy added 287,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in June and average hourly wages rose by %0.02 That increase may have been due to an increase in short term unemployment due to more people doing temp or casual work. People leaving work — quitting, laid off or completing temp assignments — rose by 203,000 and is now at 3.8

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Good Reasons to say NO to a job offer

Resume Bear

Both of these factoids seemed the equivalent of doing hard labor in a rock quarry and being paid minimum wage. Some of my customers have told me that they’ve been taking temp-to-perm positions that have spanned over many years; and that they’re tired of the short-term stints. Originally posted on Tim’s Strategy. I don’t recommend that my customers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason.

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Five Changes That Will Help Your Job Hunt In London

Corn on the Job

Staffheroes.co.uk , for example, is a trustworthy temp agency. Some of the other benefits to using a staffing agency such as Staff Heroes is that you can get online training, earn competitive wages, have the flexibility to work when you want, and take advantage of variety and work for different companies/brands which will add experience to your resume. Finding a job is one of those life events that everyone has to go through at some point or another.

2017 48

you’re exhausted and burned out because work is terrible

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When she graduated with her master’s, she was offered a full-time temp job, with the understanding that it would turn permanent “if she worked hard enough.”. “It But the organization went through a “leadership change” and she was strung along on temp contract after temp contract, pushing herself to her psychological and physical limits. “I

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“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

Example: Department stores are not hiring “seasonal employees” at year-end holiday time, as they always used to do, but instead are increasingly turning to “temp agencies” to hire them and then “lease them” back to the department stores. Temporary, “on call,” “leased,” seasonal, contract workers, and others should be aware that the law provides that many of them are employees of BOTH (1) their temp assignment agencies AND ( 2) the companies on whose behalf they toil – just like employees.

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4 Reasons To Say No To A Job Offer

Tim's Strategy

Both of these factoids seemed the equivalent of doing hard labor in a rock quarry and being paid minimum wage. Some of my customers have told me that they’ve been taking temp-to-perm positions that have spanned over many years; and that they’re tired of the short-term stints. This is a guest post by Bob McIntosh. I don’t recommend that job seekers say no to a job offer unless there’s a good reason.

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coworker got obnoxiously drunk at a work event, can we tell people to wash their hands, and more

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I’ve been searching for over two years now and have taken two different temp jobs in the meantime, but my job hunt has never stopped. I only told one that I accepted the first temp job because it meant we were working in the same building. It’s five answers to five questions.

2020 39

update: can job-hopping BE my career somehow?

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I still believe that a less sedentary part-time job with a high enough wage that I could actually support myself is my best bet. I got really homesick after moving, however, so I ended up taking a few temp office jobs in a row to give myself time to decide whether or not I was going to stay and actually go to school. (As Remember the letter-writer who was wondering if job-hopping could be their career somehow ? Here’s the update.

2021 25

updates: the partner’s employer’s quarantine requirements, the boss who thinks everything is fun, and more

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An update to the update: My partner got a new (temp) job so things are looking up! In the months since I’ve left, I learned some pretty damning things about my previous employer, including that one team member was owed a YEAR of pay before they were fired and the CEO was purposely delaying checks to lower-wage, support staff to pay leadership on time because of cash flow issues.

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update: employer asked me to interview at 6:45 a.m. on a Saturday

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Also the job was hourly, minimum wage, and not even a possibility of salaried until 6 months into the position, despite being quite skilled work. The HR people felt kind of bad that my application to a previously open position had been eaten by the black hole at the center of their awful online process, and if I took the job, it would save them from having to search out temp agencies at the last minute. Remember the reader who was invited to come to an interview at 6:45 a.m.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

Over that time he had registered with a temporary help agency that specialized in part-time lawyers, and through that temp agency Ira had taken on some short-term assignments to help out law firms for specific cases. Some six months before coming to our firm for a consultation, through his temp agency Ira had been hired by a large law firm to work on a large case that was expected to last for two to three years.

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my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers

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Also this prevents me from doing other things during the work week (job hunting, phone calls, being on-call for temp work). It’s illegal because it violates minimum wage laws. A reader writes: I’ve read your posts about working for free (unintentionally) as part of the hiring process as a form of “spec” work for technical jobs, but I think I have a different question to ask in the same neighborhood.

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update: I had a fling with my new boss’s then-husband

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I’m working as a temp until I can find a permanent full time job. The father of my child is also working temp jobs. Remember the letter-writer who’d had a one-night fling with her new boss’s then-husband ? Here’s the update. I ended up quitting rather than working for her.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It was listed through a temp agency (unusual) and I tried to apply through their website, which was awful and tedious, asking ridiculous lower-than-entry-level temp agency type questions. Well, they might not be doing the hiring in-house and might simply forward your materials to the temp agency, but there’s no real harm in trying. I was hired on as a temp 6 months ago with about 30 other people.

S.F. weighs protecting ex-cons seeking homes, jobs

HireCentrix

In what has to be , a woman (lets call her "Gladys") was hired as a temp for a tech company in Seattle (lets call it ). Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us. HCX Jobs. Search. Explore Articles. Category Info.

being told to sleep on a couch on a business trip, unsolicited sales pitches, and more

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The National Labor Relations Act forbids employers from preventing employees from discussing wages and working conditions with each other; a request to keep this secret sounds like it would probably violate that law (I’m guessing though; you’d need a lawyer to tell you for sure). Listing contract, temp, and freelance work as “Your Name Consulting” Yesterday I read an article on how to present contract, temp, and freelance work on your resume.

What Can You Do If Your Employer Is In Breach Of Contract?

Career Realism

Common breaches of contract that you could be able to claim compensation for include (but are not limited to): A non-payment of wages or travel expenses owed. Transform Temp/Contract Work Into A Permanent Job. “Always read the fine print.” Isn’t that what they say? It’s a vicious, dog-eat-dog business world and more often than not, it’s the underdog who suffers.

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my employer revoked everyone’s telecommuting status, my coworker copied my LinkedIn profile, and more

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My temp-to-hire job hasn’t given me any details about salary or benefits. I’ve got a “temp to hire” job, but no details on wages, timeline, benefits, etc. I recall a past agency explicitly forbidding its employees asking about being hired, if they will be hired, the wages if hired, etc. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Can I lie about my hours to get a better salary at a new job?

can job-hopping BE my career somehow?

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I only managed to get this job in the first place because my resume mostly has temp jobs on it. Since the jobs have “temp” in the title, it doesn’t look too bad — even though I left most of them early for health reasons. I think I may need to find a non-sedentary industry where I can work part-time for enough to live (part time minimum wage jobs aren’t a super viable option), or work for a month or two at a time and then have a month or two off.

fast answer Friday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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Negotiating for more money as a temp. I signed up with a temp agency back in February to keep busy. I like the office and the people there and I don’t mind staying until I find permanent employment, but I was wondering if it’s it too early to ask for a better hourly wage? You’re worth more to the company now because you know the work, they’re giving you more tasks, and they like you — those three things count for a lot with temps.

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You Make More Money???!?!?!?!?

Evil HR Lady

There are major wage equity issues here that I am battling). I've been in HR a long time and in every HR position I've ever held--including when I was a temp admin--I've had access to everyone's salary. Two managers were socializing outside of work. Yes, alcohol was involved. Manager one said to Manager Two: Hey, I know what you make. Manager one then quoted – to the penny – what Manager Two’s salary was.

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You Make More Money???!?!?!?!?

Evil HR Lady

There are major wage equity issues here that I am battling). I've been in HR a long time and in every HR position I've ever held--including when I was a temp admin--I've had access to everyone's salary. Two managers were socializing outside of work. Yes, alcohol was involved. Manager one said to Manager Two: Hey, I know what you make. Manager one then quoted – to the penny – what Manager Two’s salary was.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.

HireCentrix

JES/Genie Temp Agency ordered to Pay $80,000 to. (16 Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Don’t Blame Discrimination for Gender Wage Gap. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us. HCX Jobs. Search. Explore Articles. Category Info. Business/Client Dev & Marketing. Career / Personal Dev.

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wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

Listing multiple temp assignments on a resume. Since I was laid off back in 2009, I’ve worked many temp assignments. Rather than listing them all as separate jobs, list them all under one heading — Contract Work, Temp Work, or whatever is appropriate. Otherwise, this is not a battle worth waging. It’s wee answer Wednesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 53

meetings scheduled at 10 p.m., when to call references, and more

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I am a sales associate there making minimum wage. Finding time to interview while temping. My question is about what to do if I am asked to interview for a position while working on a temp assignment. Or hope that the place I am temping at understands? If you can’t get that, then talk to your temp company about how they want you to handle this. It’s seven short answers to seven short questions. Here we go… 1.

2013 57

my boss holds it against me that I cried 6 years ago, asking to sit in on interviews, and more

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Why won’t the company I’m temping for hire me on as an employee? As a temp, I don’t get benefits or an employee discount, and I don’t get to go to company events and conventions. I know I have added great value to the company, yet they are keeping me on as a temp. I have even been told by a coworker that it costs more for them to pay the staffing company than it would to pay me benefits and a higher wage.

2013 56

employee keeps asking coworkers for food and money

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She was asking one of our new temps and they were very uncomfortable. If she’s paid a reasonable wage, you might think food scarcity can’t really be the issue — but without knowing her home situation, it’s difficult to say for sure. A reader writes: I have been managing a small department of four for two years. Everyone who I supervise is at the same level and paygrade. I was promoted after seven years in the position that they are in.

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my trainer at my new job lied about me to our boss

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It’s full-time, permanent, and for a fantastic wage in an area where job prospects are so bad that, aside from 2-3 month temp contracts and zero hour work, I was unemployed for over 3 years before this. A reader writes: I recently started a new job. I NEED this job. And I’m good at it. The supervisor is already telling me they are impressed with me, that I’m taking on more work and am doing a better job of it than most people get the hang of in 6 months.

2015 30

short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions

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My employer did not have me sign a contract, and never mentioned anything regarding taxes being deducted from my wages. But she stands to get in much more trouble than you for not paying taxes on your wages; theoretically, she could be hit with back tax payments, as well as penalties and interest. years, I found a job through a temp service working in a collections center for an auto loan company. It’s short answer Saturday! Here we go… 1.

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using Facebook for work without looking like I’m goofing off, forwarding business calls to a personal phone, and more

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I was told it was temp to perm. When I confronted them about saying it was temp to perm, they told me that the person who told me that would not have said that, but she did. I always thought that after 13 weeks you were free to be employed by the company if they wanted to offer you a job, but this company wants a percentage of my wages (that the company has to pay to the agency for “finding me”). It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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short answer Saturday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

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It was about 10 months between graduation and work, during which I worked a couple of retail jobs at minimum wage. (It l’ve had five years of unemployment due to personal reasons, and I would now like to go back to work as a temp or part-time as a start. It’s short answer Saturday! Here we go… 1. Asking for a desk without fluorescent lights. I am a master’s student set to graduate in the summer, and I have just begun my job search.

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